Participation Opportunities

The World Choir Games invites all non-professional choirs of the world to participate. The Games offer fair and realistic competition to experienced competitive choirs as well as choirs with relatively little international experience. The World Choir Games offer The Champions Competition and The Open Competition. These two competitions allow choirs the opportunity to participate at the appropriate level.

Choirs who choose not to be placed in competition, but seek to be part of the international experience of the can participate in the non-competitive evaluation activities.

A - The Competitions
B - Non-Competitive Evaluation
C - Festival
D - Workshops

"The World Choir Games offer unique musical and cultural experiences and in the evaluation of competitions, workshops and other educational activities a professional international expertise at the highest level."

nmz – Neue Musikzeitung June 21, 2016

"I am so happy about this! Many brilliant choirs in South Africa who could NEVER afford to travel internationally will now get a chance to compete, take part, share, exchange ideas and be involved in the biggest choral spectacle on Earth. Well done, INTERKULTUR!"

Bernard Krüger, choir director Drakensberg Boys Choir, South Africa (WCG Sochi 2016)

"Yes, Riga was amazing! Quite an experience like no other. I was very impressed with the quality of the organization and the attention to detail - good German preciseness!"

North-West University PUK Choir, South Africa (WCG Riga 2014)

"What a wonderful event and what a wonderful time we had!  My students are still talking about it and I know they will continue to do so for years to come!"

James Reddan, Linn-Benton Community College Choirs, USA (WCG Riga 2014)

"Long live the World Choir Games! Tygerberg Children's Choir is very proud to be associated with it and hopes to host this excellent competition in South Africa soon!"

Tygerberg Children’s Choir, South Africa (WCG Graz 2008)

"As an African and musician, It is an honor to me to be a member of your wonderful organization. It is time for me and we African people, to do our best to work together in order to promote in all African countries your beautiful and great idea."

Felix Nassi, jury member, Benin (WCG Sochi 2016)

"I feel very grateful and honored for being member of this incredible working team. I'm sure that the next two years, in the way of the 10th World Choir Games and 30th INTERKULTUR anniversary, will be full of successfully events."

Daniel Garavano, jury member, Argentinia (WCG Sochi 2016)

Registration Information

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You are interested in participating in this event series? Then have a look right now at our overview, which provides information about when the event will be held the next time. There you can also find further dates and destinations of our events taking place worldwide.

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Event Details

Schedule of the Event
Jury I
Jury II
Official Song
Organizer & Committee

Program Book

Competition Programs
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Participating groups

Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cuba, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark
Chinese Taipei, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Great Britain, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria
Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia
South Africa 1
South Africa 2
South Africa 3
South Africa 4
Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Zimbabwe

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Tshwane, is a metropolitan municipalty of the South African Province of Gauteng with nearly 3 Million residents. It was established in 2000 and made up of 13 former city and town councils. Well-known cities like Pretoria, Centurion and Akasia as well as countryside regions like Crocodile River and the city of Cullinan (named after the same-named diamond) are part of the City of Tshwane. Its 6 368km² spread makes it the third-largest city in the world after New York and Tokyo.

Many sights like the Pretoria Zoo, the Botanical Garden, countless parks and public green spaces as well as numerous museums offer every-day cultural experiences as well as relaxing opportunities.

Just like in terms of the World Choir Games, the city of Tshwane promotes the slogan "Re a Tshwana, we are the same". A perfect host to warmly welcome choirs from all around the world!


Competition Results

The Open Competition
67 GOLD Diplomas104 SILVER Diplomas3 BRONZE Diplomas
The Champions Competition
134 GOLD Medals92 SILVER Medals12 BRONZE Medals

Results(640 KB)

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